NFTS Appoints Experienced Documentary Maker


NFTS Appoints Experienced Documentary Maker

Peter Dale to Co-Head NFTS Directing Documentary MA

London, 6th January 2017: The National Film and Television School announces it has appointed experienced documentary maker Peter Dale as Co-Head of its Directing Documentary MA. Peter will be working on a part-time basis alongside Dick Fontaine who has lead the Documentary MA at the NFTS for over twenty years.

Peter started as a television film editor and directed his first documentary for BBC One in 1980. He went on to produce and direct documentaries at the BBC for the next 18 years. In 1998 he went to Channel 4 to become Head of Documentaries where he took the opportunity to commission a good number of NFTS graduates, including Kim Longinotto, Nick Broomfield and Molly Dineen. In 2005 he conceived and launched More4, Channel 4’s third digital channel. And in September 2008 set up his own independent production company, Rare Day, dedicated to producing quality documentary and drama for broadcasters and other distributors.

In addition to his new role at the NFTS Peter is also the Executive Producer on a number of high-profile television projects including a new Louis Theroux documentary with the BBC.

Peter says: “I’m really excited to be joining the documentary team at the NFTS whose reputation is second to none. I’m looking forward to the challenge of preparing these talented young people for the outside world, particularly since documentary story-telling is now in such demand and spread across a vast horizon of modern media.”

Nik Powell, NFTS Director says: “We are delighted to have Peter on-board to co-head our Directing Documentary MA, which is one of our most popular courses. His experience speaks for itself and the fact that he is continuing to work on a number of exciting projects while at the NFTS will be fantastic insight for the students.”

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Contact for further information:

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